Adult man at the peak of his age is quite successful as others think, and suddenly falls into a depression or quits a great job, or suddenly changes the scope of his work etc. Therefore, makes completely unpredictable actions. And, to understand him as usual are not able even the dearest or closest people, or colleagues, or friends, even they themselves – unless they already experiences something like this before. And, of course, a therapist. We are talking about the middle age crisis, how it’s often called. In order for a man to be able to go through it, I recommend you to study a program “Strong Men Stay Young” (PDF and Audio Files). Often this crisis is coming together with depression, feeling of being down. Men imagines that he got trapped in work or marriage.
The stability, material prosperity and family hat he got suddenly lose their value. The felling of unfair life appears together with the wish of whatever is it. He is taken over by the feeling of not feeling good in life, that he deserves more. Work is considered to be a routine, family life has lost its spark while the amount of friends have decreased, and it all got grey. It’s worth mentioning that comparing to professional and creative crisis here it appears from an empty place. Any human in a period of crisis experience the change of a circle , value orientation, tastes and likes. In US this is usually called “the manifest of 40-years old.” If you reached 40 and feel that something is getting wrong, then it’s time to change something.
Carolyn Hansen’s Book “Strong Men Stay Young”